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verb (used without object), ho·seyed, ho·sey·ing. Informal. New England.
  1. to choose sides, as in a children's game.
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Historical Examples of hosey

  • "Sure I'm only rowling a wisp of straw on my leg," replied Hosey.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Hosey Brewster took to eying them as Mrs. Brewster had eyed the women.

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    Edna Ferber

  • They stopped in front of Hengel's meat market, and Hosey went in.

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    Edna Ferber

  • Give a man an inch an' he'll be at Sank Hosey before you know it!

  • "Mrs. Miles Creegan, the other brother's widow," said Hosey, lathering away and talking with breathless rapidity.